New Eruptions At The Telica Volcano


TODAY NICARAGUA – A new eruption took place in Nicaragua’s Telica volcano, located in the department of Leon, about 112 kilometers northwest of Managua, spewing ash in neighboring municipalities, authorities said.

The coordinator of the Council of Communication and Citizenship Rosario Murillo, said the Telica registered 65 explosions since last Thursday, May 7, when it started this new eruptive phase.

Additionally, she said ash was expelled to a height of 400 meters above the crater rim.

“Fall of fine ash is reported in El Realejo, Corinth, Posoltega and Chichigalpa (near the volcano municipalities),” she said.

In recent days, the explosions of the colossus, with a height of 1,061 meters, have been followed by gases, ash, hot, glowing rocks, and have caused no casualties or damage.

Meanwhile Concepcion, an active volcano of 1,610 meters, located on the island of Ometepe, famous for its landscapes and biodiversity within the Great Lake of Nicaragua, recorded between 15 and 20 small daily expulsions, according to the Nicaraguan Institute of Studies Territorial (INET).